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Thread: Chance to get a featherweight need opinion

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    Senior Member CAJAMK's Avatar
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    I have a chance to get this featherweight this eve. I know nothing about them but the price looks good...http://delaware.craigslist.org/atq/2546254027.html
    please help

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    New cases in the original style are available for around $70. I think...maybe less. If you put $100. in to fixing it up your still getting something great for not too much!

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    I say go for it. It can be cleaned up and the handle repaired. However, you might offer a lower price and see what happens.

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    its a good price, get it

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    I think its worth it but try offering $70 and see if he'll take it. People expect you to bargain

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    Run to the ad. Great price for what you are getting.

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    If I was you, I would be hot footing it there as fast as I could. Great deal, especially as no matter what price there always seems to be something to be done that is going to cost a little more. This has the manual, which is a plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntmag
    I say go for it. It can be cleaned up and the handle repaired. However, you might offer a lower price and see what happens.
    Ditto definitely worth $100

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    Hope you can get it. Good luck!!

    Kat

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    Holy moly - what a deal. Run and get it!!

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    That is a great deal, they are much more expensive where I live :D:D:D

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    What are you waiting for? Go get it.

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    I paid significantly more than that for mine. However it was in pristine condition, machine and case both. So I would definitely advise you to go get it.

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    For a $100, it's a great deal! Whatever is wrong with it can be fixed.

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    For that price...BUY IT !!!! :thumbup:

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    I saw that ad the other day. Since I already have one I decided to pass as mine is in excellent condition. If I didn't have one and really wanted one, I'd go for it. I happened to have a friend who cleans out houses find one for me. He only wanted $25 but I paid him $45 and then made him a baby quilt with it. I'm just too cheap to put out that kind of money. That said, I do think it's a good price for what most are going for -- just more than I'm willing to spend. Especially since I was looking to re-sell. But I would also offer probably in the neighborhood of $50 due to case needing to be replaced, having it serviced, etc. and then go from there.

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    I hope you get it!! Looks like my 1938 FW- let us know!

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    update: she is home with me for the grand price of $85. She runs just fine. I do need to get a light. The case at this time I am not going to worry about. Tho if someone has one they want to sell cheap I am open to that!

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    I'm so glad you got it! What a STEAL!!!!!!!!!!!
    Can you tell us the serial number???

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    serial #AF085069 what is the link to the website that tells you about these....? thanks

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    singerco.com type"serial number" in the search box and the links will come up in red where to go to the didderent lists

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    another update: based upon information from the singer website and my serial number...she is a 221 from Elizabeth, NJ site allotted date 10/10/1938. woohoo!!!

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    I would buy it for that price, with or without the case. It looks like it needs some cleaning at a minimum, and possibly some mechanical help, but featherweights are fixable, and they are wonderful machines.

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    what is a good thing to use for just cleaning the black? she runs just fine, has the book, all kinds of attachments, etc...

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    Make sure you give her a good oiling. The book will tell you the spots to oil. Billy recommended any carnuba car wax without cleaner (plain carnuba) for getting her all shined up.

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